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Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in Libya

TRIPOLI, LIBYA - AUGUST 29:  A mural depicting a victorious battle of the Libyan military forces against a vague enemy lies o
TRIPOLI, LIBYA - AUGUST 29: A mural depicting a victorious battle of the Libyan military forces against a vague enemy lies on the infamous Khamis Brigade headquarters parade ground on August 29 2011 in Tripoli, Libya. (Photograph by Benjamin Lowy/Getty Images)

A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set up by U.S. special operations forces on the Libyan coastline to help hunt down Islamic militants, according to local media reports, Jihadist web forums, and U.S. officials.

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